Small electric nail guns are ideal for home use and construction work. They can help save time and effort when working on a cabinetry or carpentry project or for finishing, and you don’t have to fire up a big air compressor and drag it around the job site or house.
There are bigger air powered units for roofing and framing, but we have chosen the finish nailers here.
You can find some of the best choices online or in your local department store. Here are just a few to consider.
The Bostitch N62FNK-2 Angled Finish Nailer costs under $150 online and received 4 stars from more than 90 Amazon reviewers. It is air powered, has an oil (and headache) free motor and is extremely lightweight at 4 pounds.
It comes with a 7 year limited warranty and 1,000 fasteners along with a 15 gauge. It includes no mar tip and 4 profile tips. It has a durable plastic carrying case and has a lightweight magnesium housing and a light on the front for dark corners.
Reviewers loved the extreme lightweight easy to use, lack of jamming of nails and the value for money, priced was comparable to smaller gauge finish nailers. The fact it works as advertised and lets you get on with the job is what everyone wants and what you get with this useful tool.
Best pin nailer under $100
This Hitachi 23 NP35A Gauge Micro Pin Nailer is not only cordless, it is easy to maneuver as it is lightweight. It comes with a 5 year limited warranty as well as a removable nose plate and a rear exhaust that protects various types of work. It has a no mar tip, hex bar wrench, 1/4 inch NPT male plug, and a carrying case.
It has a dual trigger for added safety and an accurate placement for fasteners. It has 23 gauge headless pins and a large housing shield. It weighs no more than 21 pounds as the nail gun is compact and easy to store.
The rear exhaust helps direct the oil and debris from the work surfaces to clear away all types of dirt. It has a visual reload indicator and an adjustable depth drive with a large capacity magazine that reduces downtime. This item has earned 4.5 stars from its Amazon reviewers and it is somewhat inexpensive at around $90, users prefer is over more expensive models.
Best cordless electric nail gun under $300
This Dewalt DC608K Brad Nailer Kit received 4.5 stars from its Amazon reviewers and costs about $270 online. It comes with a three year warranty and a one year free service. It has a 18 volt XRP Nicad battery and an 18 gauge contact trip lock off that allows the trigger to be disabled for added safety precautions when it is not in use.
It has a plastic storage case, reversible belt hook, and safety glasses along with a one hour charger.It has an easy access to the nose piece for removing nails without having to utilize screwdrivers or wrenches.
It has a sequential operating mode that allows for precise placement. There is a bump mode that provides a production speed. This nail gun is less than 8 pounds. It also has tapered nose that fits in tight areas for best results. This unit can drive nails from 5/8th of an inch to 2 inches. See more cordless units here
Best brad nailer for the money
Here’s another Hitachi that dominate this market. The Hitachi NT50AE 2 Brad Nailer has earned 4 stars from more than 220 Amazon reviewers. It costs about $60 online. It is an 18 gauge, driving 5/8 to 2 inch long nails, and is quick and simple to use, and jams easy to clear up, though reviewers seldom report any.
It comes with safety glasses, air fittings, hex bar wrenches, no mar tip, and a carrying case. It is extremely lightweight at 5 pounds. This air powered nail gun has no need for cords and it comes with a one year warranty. Reviewers love how tight-in you can get the model, due to the shape and construction of this model, and how smooth and powerful the unit is.
All of these items listed are some of the best reviews for cordless electric nail guns on the market.